June 2022 Release

Hot Summer Updates!

Here we GO!

Our second release of the year 2022 is stacked and packed for launch. Take your time, grab a juice and dip into all the new things that we added to your toolbox. We added lots of new workflows and Operators, we rewrote and improved some of your old favorites, made the website stronger and faster, and polished some details!

Everything is ready for you in the cables.gl editor NOW, so patch some cool art and share your creations!

For all fans of changelogs and text only mode - dive into the deep end here .

OK, let's take a tour!

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February 2022 Release

everything is shiny

Hey Everyone,

we hope you all got into 2022 well, and to keep you on your toes we prepared a nice release of cables.gl for you. The first release of the year is - again - packed with new features, lots of improvements and some bugfixes.

As always, you can go through everything that has changed by skimming the changelog. We'll try to cover the biggest changes in this post for you though. Also, check our youtube channel in the next few weeks for big and small tutorials of everything new in cables.


So, what's new?

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Happy New Year!

2021 with cables

Happy new year, everyone!

It has been a great big year in the cables-universe - we made a lot of changes, improved stuff that was already there and added new features. We even fixed one or two bugs!

The cables-community was busy and growing in 2021 - we see a lot of new people in our regular meetups, registered users are constantly increasing and so is the number of created and published projects. Keep up the good work, and join the discussion on discord, the forums and the public issue tracker.

If you feel lost, need a quick introduction or want to know how to use new features, check our YouTube channel that revved up again in the second half of 2021 with a new tutorial video every week. Like, subscribe, comment...as they say!

Shall we dive into what happened in the last 12 Months? Well, let's!

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#Nodevember with cables

2021 Challenge completed!

Congratulations to all of the participants in our very first #Nodevember with cables challenge! The month long patching extravaganza finished up with more great patches that we were all excited to see.


It sure wasn't easy balancing work, life and creative brainstorming prompted by the official topics but we all enjoyed seeing your posts each day! To all of the participants, we've prepared a small package of goodies to ship out - expect those soon!

Check out what everyone whipped up for last week of the challenge below and you can always see the rest of the submissions in our past blog posts and of course the #nodevember tag in the cables.gl patch library.

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November 2021 Release

skins and bones

Hi all,

another release, quite quickly after the one in September but still a massive one. You can see what working on almost 250 issues does on the official changelog, as always.

Worth mentioning in this release are definitely some pretty nifty new features in the UI of the editor. Like grouping Ops into areas or having small visualizations directly next to your Ops. But more on that in a few seconds...

GLTF support in cables got a big update as well with support for skinning, bones and a bit of performance optimizing if you are working with DRACO compression. Time to fire up blender!

We also worked on updating documentation, adding a few more "tips" to the "did you know"-panel. Did you know these exist and you can turn it back on in editor settings?

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#Nodevember with cables

Week three recap

Week three of our Nodevember with cables community challenge wrapped up and we got some more sweet patches to look at!

Great to see the participants challenging themselves with new techniques and approaches and we are taking notes!

We linked a few here and to see more just browse the #nodevember tag in our public patch library. You can also check out the #cablesgl #nodevember tags for more patch videos and patch links on social media.

If you'd like to participate and nab a super cool cables.gl sticker and shirt - there is still plenty of time left. 

To enter, publish a patch on the cables.gl site with the #nodevember tag or post a video of your patch on social media with the tags #nodevember and #cablesgl .

Check out the official #Nodevember2021 prompts to get inspired and then go wild.

Set your own patch rules and show the world what you can make with cables.gl! 

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#Nodevember with cables

Week two recap

With week 2 of #Nodevember with cables challenge behind us, we got sweet looking and inspiring patches published by you, nice!


Here are just a few of them for you to play with and learn from.

Check out our Nodevember website section and the social media #nodevember #cablesgl tags for even more publicly published and top secret experiments from our community as the challenge continues into the 2nd half of the marathon.

If you'd like to participate and have some fun with the official #nodevember creative topics, all you have to do is publish your cables patch with the #nodevember tag set in the settings.  

To share it with the global event online audience and our team on social media - tag a video of your patch with #nodevember #nodevember2021 #cablesgl .

Have some questions or want some help with a patch you want to share? We will continue to checkout the challenge with you during our Weekly Meetups on our Discord.

Thanks to all participating so far and we are looking forward to week 3! 
Join in!


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#Nodevember with cables

Week one recap

With the first week of the #Nodevember cables challenge behind us, we've already got some great patches out in the wild thanks to you!


You'll notice we have a new section on our frontpage showing the latest patches tagged with #nodevember and of course find posts from our community on the official channels.

We encourage you to check out and take apart the patches, remix them and share them with the world! 

As the online event gets into week two, we are eager to see what you will create. Get inspired by the suggested official topics to start your patch, the #nodevember online community, or try out a personal challenge.


We'll continue to explore #nodevember with you during our Weekly Wednesday Meetups on our Discord - just drop in and join in the fun.

... and in case you are wondering about the event - check out our previous blog post for details and how to get your hands on some cables stickers and shirts!

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Participate in #Nodevember

with cables.gl

During the month of November, the digital arts community breaks out their nodes and shader graphs to craft a variety of goodness in their software of choice in the online event called #nodevember. It is a month of creative challenges and inspiration driven by topics shared by the organizers

Since cables.gl beta has launched we are continuously blown away by the creative tools and amazing artwork that you create. This Nodevember we invite you to flex your prowess with cables.gl and participate online by following the prompts shared by the Nodevember organizers. 

You set your own challenges - create interactive WebGL patches, try creating 3D meshes from arrays, create wild Image Compose shaders to drive WebAudio or maybe only use a Basic Material. Anything goes, but in the spirit of Nodevember, the main challenge is to create demonstrations without relying on imported 3D models, sampled music, photographs, HDRIs - you get the point. You can take a look at the suggested constraints in the "Additional Info" section on the Nodevember site here.

We are excited for you to take the challenge in the next month and are eager to see what you create. Follow the prompts as they are revealed and see what ideas come to mind for your cables.gl patches. We will dedicate our Weekly Wednesday Meetups in November to help guide your creations and answer questions related to sharing your works at the event.

Once you are ready to post your artwork online - please capture a video of your cables.gl patch and post it online under the hashtags #cablesgl #nodevember #nodevember2021. 

The goal of the event is to spread the word and inspire others.

...and win cables.gl shirts and stickers! 


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LogicX Virtual Showroom 2021

by Wirmachenbunt

You might have noticed while browsing this month's top voted patches that cables user known as Wirmachenbunt posted a public preview of an interactive  scene. The project slice that we get to pick apart and learn from is part of the new LogicX Virtual Showroom website driven by cables graphics and includes some cool stuff under the hood. 


We absolutely had to sit down and ask some questions about how the studio was able to achieve this great looking website. Here is our interview and be sure to check out the links at the bottom for a closer look!

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